News – Polk State College

News – Polk State College


Latest Episodes

POLKcast: The importance of Polk State in Lake Wales with Andy Oguntola
November 15, 2019

In this episode of POLKcast, Polk State JD Alexander Center Director Andy Oguntola shares the critical importance of the Lake Wales Campus, which serves approximately 1,100 students each year — many who would not be…

POLKcast: Honoring veterans with Byron Loyd
November 01, 2019

Coordinator of Veterans Services Byron Loyd joins POLKcast for an episode in honor of those who have served in the military. Loyd shares the support available to veterans who are students at Polk State College…

POLKcast: Food pantries and an inclusive environment with Kim DeRonda
October 18, 2019

In this episode of POLKcast, Teaching Learning Computing Center (TLCC) Manager Kim DeRonda shares resources that are available at Polk State College to help students in need of food, hygiene products, information on social services,…

POLKcast: Disability services and awareness with Kim Pearsall
October 04, 2019

For Disability Awareness Month, Director of Disability and Counseling Services Kim Pearsall joins POLKcast to share the resources available to students at Polk State College to overcome barriers and eliminate boundaries along their college journeys.…

POLKcast: Navigating career opportunities with Jeannette Grullon
September 20, 2019

College can be difficult and finding a career after graduation can seem overwhelming, but Polk State’s Career Development Services gives students the guidance and skills they need to network with peers and employers, write resumes…

POLKcast: Flying through the First Year Experience with Cate Igo
September 06, 2019

Polk State’s First Year Experience (FYE) Program helps students transition to college and figure out what they are called to do academically and professionally. In this episode of POLKcast, Director of Academic Success Initiatives Cate…

POLKcast: President Falconetti kicks off season 2
August 16, 2019

Season 2 of POLKcast aims to highlight the different services and resources available to students at Polk State College, from scholarships and career services to campus food pantries and disability services. In this “presidential” episode…

POLKcast: Larry Pakowski shares his True Colors
December 28, 2018

When Dean of Student Services Larry Pakowski isn’t assisting students with navigating their college journeys, he’s helping others determine their “true colors” through the personality-identification system used by educational institutions, businesses,

POLKcast: Mark Lillquist uses the force for good
December 14, 2018

Director of Purchasing Mark Lillquist joins POLKcast to talk about Star Wars and how he uses his interest in the epic space opera media franchise for good. As part of Star Wars costuming group 501st…

POLKcast: Jet-setting with Annette Hutcherson
November 30, 2018

Dr. Annette Hutcherson, Director of Polk State’s Nursing Program, takes listeners on a world tour in this episode of POLKcast. While many know Dr. Hutcherson for her expertise in Nursing education, some may not be…